By now, telehealth is not the mysterious or unattainable concept it was years ago. In fact, it’s quite the reality. Indeed, 85 percent of physicians reported in 2021 that they currently use some kind of telehealth platform as part of their practice. And an astonishing 80 percent of patients shared that they have improved access to medical care because of telehealth services, as reported by the American Medical Association.
Through virtual health services, which include video calls, remote monitoring, and wireless messaging, physicians can expand their practices and provide better care to their patients, and patients can ensure they get the best possible care, even from their own homes.
The American Hospital Association reports that an overwhelming majority (76 percent) of hospitals in the United States use some kind of virtual care manager to treat their patients, nearly every state Medicaid program covers some kind of telehealth service, and most private insurers are also adopting policies for virtual care.
So, what should healthcare providers and patients know about modern telehealth—and ViClinic in particular? Here is an overview of virtual care management platforms and the opportunities that ViClinic provides for patients and their providers alike.
What does telehealth mean for you, whether you’re a patient or a healthcare provider?
Telehealth, which is sometimes referred to as telehealth, gives patients and their providers the ability to come together to give and receive care without the need for an in-office visit, opting instead to connect online.
While this idea of virtual health care evokes images of video conferencing, telehealth is actually an expansive genre, including:
- Patients and providers speaking via audio or video conferencing
- Patients and providers communicating via messages through a secure platform
- Providers monitoring patients using remote tools, like taking vital signs, to keep providers apprised of patients’ health status
With advancements in technologies and a growing need for doctors and other practitioners to consult with their patients without ever stepping foot inside an office, there is now a myriad of ways to provide or receive medical care virtually. What Can Be Accomplished Via Virtual Health Care?
Many different specialties can be addressed through telehealth care. Virtual health care is ideal for monitoring ongoing health concerns. For example, a physician may check in with their patient to assess changes in medication, or monitor a chronic health condition.
Here are a few examples the Department of Health and Human Services detailed of just what kind of care can be performed via a telehealth platform like ViClinic:
- Explaining the results of a lab test or detailing the results of an x-ray
- Counseling, managing medications, attending online therapy sessions, and other kinds of mental health care
- Assessing and treating recurring conditions, including migraines or urinary tract infections
- Monitoring patients at home after surgery
- Treating urgent care illnesses like colds or other viruses
- Guiding patients through physical or occupational therapy at home
- Monitoring and managing health goals from home for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
- Treating patients with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Truly, there are so many opportunities for patients and providers to connect through telehealth services.
Telehealth You Can Rely On In Any Environment: What Sets ViClinic Apart
Telehealth services are booming. So, why choose ViClinic?
ViClinic is a comprehensive, all-in-one virtual care manager designed to help physicians and healthcare professionals provide exceptional care both in the office and online. It’s a practical management software for doctors and providers to track patient charts, meet with patients virtually, and follow their care no matter the setting. This software for medical clinics allows healthcare providers to treat patients on their own time, expand their practice, and provide care to patients in remote areas. Smaller practices and independent clinics find that ViClinic is an affordable solution to keep pace with large hospital networks, manage their entire practice, set appointments, and make their work easier.
For patients, ViClinic is revolutionizing the virtual health care game. Patients can consult with their providers in a virtual setting without the worry of compromising their personal health information so they can take charge of their wellbeing anytime, anywhere. It’s intuitive, quick, and user-friendly, and gives patients a way to consult with their healthcare providers without traveling or facing the risk of exposure in a clinic setting.
To learn about how to seek medical care through ViClinic or make ViClinic a pivotal part of your practice in the office and a virtual setting, connect with the ViClinic team today.